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Category Archives: Construction

Guest Post: DIY Dress Form

posted on 12/9/2013, by

My name is Melissa Taylor Jenkins, owner and designer of the clothing brand Katastrophic.  I’ve been following Madalynne for a while now – I absolutely love that it’s a blog for people who want to sew their own beautiful and well crafted clothing. A few weeks ago, I mentioned to Maddie that I had built  Continue Reading »

Dear Maddie: Altering Garments

posted on 11/18/2013, by

In my opinion, both altering a garment and making one from scratch requires skill. One is not harder than the other, rather, each one requires different techniques and methods. Also, each one is suited for different types of sewers. While one sewist loves bringing life to a worn and outdated garment, another hates messing with  Continue Reading »

My Natural Dye Process and Tips

posted on 11/6/2013, by

Bramaking: The Point of Most Strain

posted on 09/18/2013, by

Along with understanding the difference between a partial band bra and a full band bra, the concept of “point of most strain” was something that took me a long time to wrap my head around, but by reading and rereading Beverly Johnson’s manual, it finally sunk in and and stuck. I spent so much time  Continue Reading »













      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In one hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now!

       

      Marce's getting technical. Miss Oonaballoona posted a super easy JUMPER TUTORIAL. Only involving a rectangle and triangle, this is a quick make.

       

      NORMA shares her newest notions, the tools that she recently picked up and is now in love with.

       

      I love a good interview; DIXIE featured a neat one, conducting a Q&A with costume and historical sewer Andrea Schewe.

       

      How do you get rid of me-made items? SARAI discusses this very topic.

       

      Check out HEATHER'S new studio. I love the bright, Scandinavian aesthetic and stained glass windows.

       

      LAUREN finally finished her OAL (outfit-a-long) and you must check out what she made!

       

      Have you seen Grainline Studio's new pattern, THE ALDER DRESS? Hop on over to see one of the best summer staples. Also, Jen is currently hosting a sew-a-long if you want to join.